Favorite Programming Quotes
Added: Mon. Sep 15, 2008 7:38am
Posted in: Computers
The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 percent of the development time…The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time.
Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer. There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris.
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
Brian W. Kernighan
Once a new technology starts rolling, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut
The hardest part of design … is keeping features out.
Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable.
If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.
Software and cathedrals are much the same - first we build them, then we pray.
The goal of Computer Science is to build something that will last at least until we’ve finished building it.
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